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June 2021


Casting of aluminum billet at Western Extrusions’ new casthouse in Carrollton, TX. The new automated casting line enables the extruder to control its own billet supply, increase its use of recycled scrap, achieve high sustainability, and ensure the safety of its personnel. See article on page 6.


Western Extrusions’ New Highly Automated Casthouse
Page 6

Alumobility Drives Automotive Innovation: Novelis and Constellium Collaborate to Develop Aluminum Ecosystem
By Andrea Svendsen
Page 12

Electric Vehicle Material Selection for Chassis and Suspension Components
By Andrew Halonen
Page 16

A New Extrusion Method is Taking Shape
By Dr. Vineet Joshi and Susan Bauer
Page 20

How Low Porthole Preheating Temperatures Affect Mandrel Integrity
By Tommaso Pinter
Page 22

Aluminum Can Production Shows a Significant Reduction in Carbon Intensity
Page 24

Tremendous Growth of Aluminum in E-Mobility and Beyond: Interview with Mike Steir
Page 26

Anchor Harvey to Develop Forging Solutions for Electric Vehicles
Page 28

The Importance of Pretreatment in Anodizing
By Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl
Page 30

Rusal Develops Aluminum-Scandium Alloys
By Victor Mann
Page 34

Electric Vehicle Sector to Benefit from Powerful New Grain Refiner
By John Courtenay and Shervin Tabrizi
Page 36

The Importance of Strengthening Fire Response Teams
By Alex Lowery
Page 42

Extrusion Design Competition Student Winners Span the Globe
Page 44

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